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Necktie Glasses Case 



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Necktie Glasses Case 



Written By: Diane Gilleland 



f TOOLS: 

Scissors (1) 
Seam ripper (1) 



PARTS: 



Necktie (1) 

preferably not too skinny. 

Needle (1) 

Thread (1) 

Button (1) 
1" or larger. 

VelcroM) 

Set of 1/2" velcro dots. 

Fabric glue (1) 



SUMMARY 

A thrift store necktie is the perfect raw material for a carrying case: it's elegant and comes 
with its own padding to protect your valuables. Plus, you need only a few minutes and a little 
hand-sewing to whip one up. Although this project shows you how to make a case for 
eyeglasses, they're also great for crochet hooks, scissors, business cards, and pens. 



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Necktie Glasses Case 



Step 1 — Measure your case. 




• Lay the necktie flat, backside 
facing up. Place your folded 
glasses on top. The top of the 
glasses should line up with the 
inside of the tie. Fold the rest of the 
tie over the glasses, and cut it so it 
extends 1 " beyond the top of the 
glasses. 



Step 2 — Finish the cut edge. 




• Fold 1" of the cut edge toward the 
back of the tie and whipstitch it in 
place. If the tie's internal padding 
sticks out, turn that under as you 
stitch. 



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Step 3 — Open up the inside. 




# Most ties are made with a hand- 
sewn center seam — you'll need to 
remove some of this seam in order 
to fit things inside your case. Use a 
seam ripper to remove the 
stitching. You only need to remove 
enough stitching to accommodate 
your glasses. If your tie has a 
label, remove this too. 



Step 4 — Sew the side seams. 




• Set your glasses aside and fold the 
tie as shown. Pin the 2 layers 
together and hand-sew them along 
both sides with a hemstitch or a 
tiny whipstitch. Stitch only through 
the topmost layers of fabric — you 
don't want to sew the front and 
back of your case together! 



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Step 5 — Add a closure. 




• Fold the tip of the tie over to make 
a flap. Sew a button on the outside 
of this flap. Glue velcro dots under 
the button to hold your case 
closed. Once the glue is dry, your 
glasses are good to go. 



This project first appeared in CRAFT Volume 08 , pages 120-121. 



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